Middle School Scholarships

Scholarship Program

The goal of the scholarship program is to improve and enhance the academic experience of socio-economically disadvantaged gifted middle students motivating them to pursue higher education. In a nurturing environment, students are guided to reach full intellectual and human potential ultimately becoming productive and impactful members of a caring society.

Each three-year scholarship will pay all expenses for a single middle school student entering 6th grade. The scholarship covers all materials, fees, including technology and Friday dress uniforms, after school care, athletics, and school trips for the student. The student chosen to receive the scholarship will be an academically promising young person of high integrity and work ethic who has the support of an individual who will partner with the school to assure success.

Established in 1962 and supported by Anita Madden and the Boys Ranch Foundation, the Bluegrass Boys Scholars Program is a program for gifted middle school boys. Initially a residential program, the program currently assists graduates of the Boys Ranch, scholars who are enrolled in prep school. In 2012, the Foundation began a partnership with The Lexington School to award scholarships to boys in Central Kentucky.

The success of TLS's first Anita Madden’s Blue Grass Boys’ Scholarship recipient moved the TLS community to offer a matching scholarship for a female scholar beginning in 2014.

In January, The Lexington School visits every elementary school in Fayette, Clark, Jessamine, and Woodford counties and provides scholarship information to be shared with students. While counselors and teachers collaborate to recommend top students, all parents are encouraged to apply. Each year, the admission office receive applications from dozens of elementary schools.

The Lexington School is an independent day school for children ages 2 through 8th Grade. The curriculum is complete and challenging, and the culture is one of high expectation for every single student. Support and differentiation are essential for student success, and with small class sizes, and highly-qualified faculty, The Lexington School maximizes each child’s potential.

The mission of The Lexington School is to provide an education of the highest quality to students in preschool through middle school. In a structured, nurturing environment, The Lexington School seeks to instill integrity, a life-long enthusiasm for learning, and a strong work ethic.


Because we are a nurturing environment, children feel confident.
When children are confident, they will take risks.
Because risk taking is inherent in learning, the possibility of failure exists.

When a nurturing community exists, challenges lead to growth.
Our success is defined when our students have the life skills to make wise choices and overcome obstacles.


Application deadline is April 1st.

  • Parents receive an admissions packet
  • Parents complete scholarship application and provide school with required documentation
  • Parents are welcomed to visit the school and tour the campus, view the classrooms and speak with teachers, and meet with the Director of Admission to learn more about the School’s philosophy and programs and discuss their child’s educational needs
  • Finalists are selected via two rounds of screening
    • If the student is chosen as a first round finalist, he is invited to spend an entire day visiting The Lexington School during which time he will be interviewed and academically assessed
    • The second round finalists and their families will be invited back for a second interview
  • Parents are notified of the scholarship committee’s decision by May 15th

Scholarship Application Checklist
All Documents Must Be Received by April 1

  • Application submitted
  • □ Copies of test scores
  • □ Two recommendation forms (one must be from a teacher) mailed directly to the school
  • □ Verification of free / reduced lunch qualification

Please direct any questions you may have to Jami Ervin in the Admission Office.